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All you need to know about Minnie’s Springtime Dine at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios

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Minnie's Springtime Dine at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios


Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios presents Minnie’s Springtime Dine for dinner each night during the spring season.  Each quarter Minnie offers a different theme and costumes.  Let’s take a look at this Spring version.

Minnie’s Springtime Dine at Hollywood & Vine requires a reservation and is available for adults and children.  Minnie’s Springtime Dine costs $46.99 per adult and $27.99 per child, plus tax and gratuity.  It requires 1 dining plan credit and does offer a Fantasmic! seating option.  It is a character dining experience with Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy and Mickey.  It offers buffet style service.  Your server will provide you drinks, refills and utensils.

After you check in and enter the main doors, we were met by Daisy Duck who was acting as the greeter.  She has a lovely, springtime set that is supposed to provide the feeling of a nice picnic.

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Who will be the first person with an Etsy account to remake Daisy’s cute spring bow?  Let me know when you do, I want my cut of the action.  Adorable dress.  My little girl needs one of these.

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Characters do not sign autographs, instead they provide you with this pre-signed card.  Your’s won’t come with the awesome pirate logo though.

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Minnie Mouse and her remaining friends move about from one table to the next displaying their spring finest clothing and accoutrements.

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Mickey opted for the classic Don Johnson “Miami Mice” look.  I’m pretty sure I had this outfit back in 1984.  We could have been twinsies.

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If anyone understands a dapper gentleman, it’s Goofy, right?  My son loves bow ties, I wonder if I can get him one of these somewhere.  He’d be the killer of the prom.  Sweet Chuck Taylor’s there!

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Donald’s inferiority complex leads him to the majestic, royal purple with golf hat.

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Always reminding us who the REAL Donald actually is.

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Buffet offers a wide range of sides, salads, meats, vegetables and desserts.  Here’s the sides which are cold items.

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You can build your own Caesar or Field Green salad.  Were these greens actually grown in a field though or inside the giant boat ride in Epcot?  My kids can’t eat anything without Ranch, so yes they have that.

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Who cares about meats and stuff?  We want dessert!  Hey, I understand.  Dessert is Stressed spelled backward and you booked your meals 180 days ago, your Fastpass+ 60 days ago and you just want to know the schedule for a show that begins next month.  It’s vacation (holiday for Brits), no one can tell you not to eat dessert first.

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But they do have a very wide array of vegetable and meat dishes including seafood, beef, chicken, turkey and more.   I think they even work in the word Aioli some where.  What the heck is Aioli?  I just figured out what Quinoa means for crying out loud!  (Definition – dry and tasteless cake of inedible goo)

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Pastas, meatballs, shrimp.  All kinds of stuff that you’ll burn off if you tour Epcot later.

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Cow and bird are both fresh sliced.

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All the plain stuff that kids demand like rice, mac n cheese, chicken nuggets…

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tater tots, corn dog nuggets and of course every child loves brocolli!

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Back to the desserts, yes!

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Puffs, pretzels and cupcakes, oh my!

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Quoting Disney’s own Stacey, “Yummy, yummy, yummy”

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And of course Ice Cream too.  Choices though, careful there with the handle you pull.

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Hope you enjoyed the grand tour of Minnie’s Springtime Dine (Dinner).  I enjoyed the meal.  It offered a wide variety of tasty foods, but I wished for fried chicken.  What else would you bring on a picnic but fried chicken and potato salad?  Some checkered table clothes and live ants would have really amped up the experience too.  Each character has a great, unique costume.  I’ll check back for summer, but I’m on pins and needles over the Halloween season offering!

  • January 4, 2016 – March 20, 2016
    Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine

    Celebrate Hollywood blockbusters at a banquet honoring the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown!
  • March 21, 2016 – June 5, 2016
    Minnie’s Springtime Dine

    Shake off winter’s chill with a fabulous fete marking the bright and beautiful delights of spring!
  • June 6, 2016 – September 11, 2016
    Minnie’s Summertime Dine

    Heat things up at a beach-inspired bash welcoming the excitement of the season!
  • September 12, 2016 – November 6, 2016
    Minnie’s Halloween Dine

    Head to Minnie’s favorite haunt as all her pals gather for a frightfully festive Halloween feast!
  • November 7, 2016 – January 6, 2017
    Minnie’s Holiday Dine

    Deck the halls at a dazzling dinner party filled with holiday cheer and the joy of the season!

Each table also has a build your own tiny picnic basket.  You’re supposed to play a game of pass the basket at your table, but my friend Josh and I just stared into space.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. I have reservations for a 3:20pm dinner in October. What time do the characters come out? Are we too early for the Minnie characters?

  2. We will be there early October for “Halloween” and week leading up to Thanksgiving for “Holidays”. All of our other dining reservations were set wellin advance, but have not been able to find any for this Minnie’s Hollywood and Vine character meal for both trips. Are reservations definitely open and sold out or not yet been released for October and November? Any help would be greatly appreciated. We missed out last year and really hoped to avoid that again. Thanks, Lauren

  3. Looking forward to visiting in August and wondering if you have any idea what the menu is offering for the Summertime Dine. Thanks!

  4. We are within our 180 day window to book dining reservations for our trip the week after Thanksgiving, but for whatever reason, we cannot make a reservation yet for Minnie’s H&V Holiday Dine (or for anything at HS for that matter). I assume they open the reservations up later in the summer, but it kind of defeats the purpose of being able to make dining reservations 180 day in advance.

  5. We did the fantasmic dinner on March 26th. It was awesome! The food was good and they got us in quick. The characters were so cute! Goofy leaned over and took a pic with my son that had fallen asleep and got ice cream on his nose! Also, the seats were AMAZING! They were front and center…best seats ever! It was a great night!

  6. I went to Minnie’s Holiday Dine in December and I loved the fact that they didn’t sign autographs because it gave them more time to roam around and interact with guests. I went to a lot of character meals and I got and noticed more interaction at this one. Characters actually had the time to come more than one time at your table and they could goof around. It was awesome!

  7. We went last night and it was great. I have always liked the food there for the Disney Jr. lunch and this did not disappoint. The characters were great. Spent a lot of time with us, and they interacted with each other. At one point daisy, Mickey, and Donald were all at our table. Thanks for the great review!

    • Question in response to Sara’s comment…How was Daisy at your table? I thought Daisy was the greeter character at the front entrance and didn’t go from table to table like the other characters? Were you there close to closing time and asked if she could come to your table? Kenny, please respond if you know the answer to my questions as well. Thanks.

    • I’m curious about the halloween dinner? We are going next week and I’m interested in what exactly the “activities” are and “take home gifts”?? I know its new but I can’t find a review anywhere…

  8. Thanks Kenny! I was wondering what they offered. Love the character outfits. Thinking about doing the Summer version when we go in June.

  9. Thanks for the review!! We have booked the Halloween dinner and are so excited! You had me laughing out loud with the “dessert is stressed spelled backwards” and “want to know the schedule for a show that starts next month” part! Hahaha!!

    • They actually will and do sign autographs if you want. My little girl had an autograph book for the Holiday Dine, and they all signed it no questions asked!

  10. thankyou for this! looking forward to dine with this group at Minnies Holiday Dine for my upcoming November trip Thankyou Kenny

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